Friday 18 October 2019

Eddie Howe: It will only take one performance to turn form around

Bournemouth travel to Chelsea next while Wolves host Liverpool.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth team are on a bad run and face Chelsea next (Martin Rickett/PA)
Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth team are on a bad run and face Chelsea next (Martin Rickett/PA)

By by Sean Taylor, Press Association Sport

Bournemouth’s poor form continued against Wolves but Cherries boss Eddie Howe insists his side need only look at their Molineux opponents to see how quickly fortunes can change.

Saturday’s 2-0 defeat was a sixth loss in the last seven Premier League matches for Bournemouth.

For Wolves, it signalled a third consecutive win in the top-flight for the first time since March 1980. But prior to that, Nuno Espirito Santo’s team had endured a miserable six-game winless streak in the Premier League which included five defeats.

“The only way we can turn it around is to get a result, get a performance and get the two married together and kick on from there,” said Howe, whose side face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next.

“Wolves did it recently. They were on a bad run but they’ve just won three in a row, so that’s got to be our target.

“There were a lot of positives to take (from Saturday’s game) but it’s difficult with the run that we’re on to cling to those.”

Nuno, whose team are eighth in the Premier League table thanks to goals from Raul Jimenez and substitute Ivan Cavaleiro, insisted Wolves’ turnaround was not down to doing anything different, just maintaining a good work ethic.

“Character and hard work took us out of that bad moment and now we must continue because Friday (against Liverpool) is going to be very tough,” said the Wolves head coach.

“But we will do the same things, we will stay committed and work hard. We are where we are because the way the players commit themselves to the work on a daily basis and the competition, so well done to them.

“Each game is totally different and you have to adapt and be versatile. We don’t look at the league table. The only thing I think about is Friday and how tough it is going to be.”

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